Speats23307 Posts: 6
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I am determined to start triathlons this year but i am really struggling with the swim. I just cannot seem to get the breathing right to be able to crawl the full distance. Is it worth just mixing crawl with breast stroke and pick an early Tri or continue training until i get the crawl right before starting? Has anyone else been in this situation and be able to provide some advice?
Obviously I'm a rank amateur and a fairly poor swimmer but doing this built my pool fitness and gave me the confidence in the water to crawl rather than breast stroke.
best of luck with your training and your summer event
I had to learn freestyle from scratch, but my first two sprints i did b/stroke.
There's nothing that helps you learn about triathlon like doing a triathlon- crack on and enjoy
Then just keep plugging away it just takes time.
Also look at pacing. I leant to do 4 lengths in under 3 mins and then used teh remandign time as rest. as I got quciker i rested more then dropped it to 2.30